High achieving students bored and under extended

January 10th, 2013

Research reported in The Age, lead by Professor Patrick Griffin, was conducted on 36,000 Years 3 to Year 10 students in reading comprehension, maths and critical thinking from 500 Catholic and state schools in Victoria. Once tested students were grouped according to ability and taught by teachers at their ability level for 6 months. Researchers found that […]

Will your students help to shape Australia’s future?

September 5th, 2012

Currently some politicians, media commentators and education bureaucracies have a narrow focus on literacy and numeracy, measured by NAPLAN, as signifiers of school success. However, many teachers and parents agree that while all children need to be literate and numerate, it is also important to help them achieve their personal best – from those with […]

Achievement of top performing students declines

August 7th, 2012

 A recent inquiry into gifted students in Victoria found that a large number were ‘dumbing down’ in order to fit in. This is not isolated to Victoria. It is an Australia wide issue. These children are often bored and frustrated, acting out in the classroom or in some cases simply not coming to school. Many are underachieving […]